As the powers that be continue to drain county coffers with no sight of reinvestment into their future we chambers struggle on. Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT) was last reported bringing in annually just over 1.1 million. Yet, not a dime of this money is being reinvested back into the industry that created it. Plumas County is stocked. We have everything to offer, the party is set, but there are no invitations being sent. Marketing is so critical to any entity. If I don’t continue to market my store, keeping my name out there I will be forced to close. We are told that TOT is up. Yes, I believe this is true. But only true when looking at the monetary bottom line. There are more lodging providers in the county than ever before and rates are higher than ever. I wonder what the overall occupancy rate is for the last few years. I bet you will find that it is down and not up.
What will Quincy look like, feel like and be 20 years from now? That is the question that was addressed Tuesday evening by folks who came together to imagine how Quincy could look in 2033.